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Calling all you wine lovers

I need help coming up with a good wine for my best friend. She isn't much of a drinker and typically goes for the super sweet mixed drinks when she does (like daiquiris, etc.)... She's tried moscato once and said it was alright but not great. I told her I'd try to find something, but I started drinking with red wine so I'm a little bit at a loss. The only thing I can think of is maybe a white zinfadel. Any suggestions?
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Re: Calling all you wine lovers

  • Reisling?

    It could also depend on the brand too. Maybe try a different brand of Moscato?
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  • Yeah, though in my personal preference I side-eye white zin, it IS a popular, sweet, drinkable wine. Any late harvest wines are sweeter too--I had a late harvest Torrontes for dessert last time H and I went out, it was amazing. Certain rieslings are sweet but it can be hit or miss if you're not familiar with the designations. 

    If she's not a big wine drinker though, why are you choosing a wine? Is it for an event or something? 
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  • Yellow Tail Moscato tastes like the Welch's sparkling grape juice. I have had some of the "fancier" Moscatos and I do not like them as much as the cheapy stuff. What can I say, I'm a cheap date.
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  • LetsHikeTodayLetsHikeToday member
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    Irish- why do you side eye white zin?
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    [QUOTE]Yeah, <strong>though in my personal preference I side-eye white zin,</strong> it IS a popular, sweet, drinkable wine. Any late harvest wines are sweeter too--I had a late harvest Torrontes for dessert last time H and I went out, it was amazing. Certain rieslings are sweet but it can be hit or miss if you're not familiar with the designations.  If she's not a big wine drinker though, why are you choosing a wine? Is it for an event or something? 
    Posted by Irishcurls[/QUOTE]
    As my father says, "Friends don't let friends drink white zin." Of course, he also calls it the koolaid of wine.

    It's not for an event, I think she's just looking for something to try and wanted suggestions so she doesn't start wasting money on bottles of something she doesn't like. Thanks for all the suggestions!
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  • I second Irish's suggestion for late harvest!  Or ice wine.  Same concept, very very sweet wines!  I also like sherry & port, which can be a step into wine.

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  • Haha Hike, see Mel's dad's comment. It's a great "entry level" wine for poeple who are intimidated by all the different wines, but it's sort of soda-sweet and not complex. I'm also not a huge sweet wine lover but there are better ones out there IMO. 
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  • Gotcha. Is white zin pink? Excuse my ignorance.
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    [QUOTE]Gotcha. Is white zin pink? Excuse my ignorance.
    Posted by LetsHikeToday[/QUOTE]
    Yup! And in fact, what I drank all NYE since it was that or Coor's Light. :) 
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Calling all you wine lovers : Yup! And in fact, what I drank all NYE since it was that or Coor's Light. :) 
    Posted by Irishcurls[/QUOTE]

    Ugh, I'd leave that party!

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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Calling all you wine lovers : Ugh, I'd leave that party!
    Posted by calindi[/QUOTE]
    Haha I know! We were sort of in bumfuck nowhere and at least got to dress up and dance. The drinks were NOT the highlight. 
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  • I recently received a bottle of Menage a Trois--California Red.  It's a mixture of three different wines (hence the name).  Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot.  It's amazing.
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    [QUOTE]I recently received a bottle of Menage a Trois--California Red.  It's a mixture of three different wines (hence the name).  Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot.  It's amazing.
    Posted by spiffycoolbeans[/QUOTE]

    I agree!  That's a VERY good not-so-expensive red wine!

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    [QUOTE]I recently received a bottle of Menage a Trois--California Red.  It's a mixture of three different wines (hence the name).  Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot.  It's amazing.
    Posted by spiffycoolbeans[/QUOTE]

    That sounds like something I would like.
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  • Hmm, I'll definitely have to try a late harvest wine. See, this is why I decided to ask you lovely ladies! I think I might get a late harvest to share with my friend. At least that way I get to try it too!

    Oh, and Irish... WOW at those drinking choices. Just wow. Was the dressing up and dancing fun at least?
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Calling all you wine lovers : That sounds like something I would like.
    Posted by Sammy0709[/QUOTE]
    I tend to sway towards sweet wines (since that is what a majority of the local wines are) and I really enjoyed the California Red.  It was the perfect combination.

    I do have two bottles of Fish Eye sitting on my dresser that I won at a bridal show.  Has anyone tried Fish Eye before?
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    [QUOTE]I recently received a bottle of Menage a Trois--California Red.  It's a mixture of three different wines (hence the name).  Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot.  It's amazing.
    Posted by spiffycoolbeans[/QUOTE]
    Oh yes. I LOVE that one. <img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-smile.gif" border="0" alt="Smile" title="Smile" />
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    [QUOTE]Hmm, I'll definitely have to try a late harvest wine. See, this is why I decided to ask you lovely ladies! I think I might get a late harvest to share with my friend. At least that way I get to try it too! <strong>Oh, and Irish... WOW at those drinking choices. Just wow. Was the dressing up and dancing fun at least?</strong>
    Posted by melbelle24[/QUOTE]
    Haha yes, and the company was great. :)
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  • --- takes my coors light and leaves the party ----


    LoL jk. Ice Wine is where it's at but I haven't seen it less than $50 a bottle which is half a liter I believe. As far as I know Moscato is the sweetest (besides Ice Wine) so if she doesn't like it she may be SOL on wine.
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Calling all you wine lovers : I tend to sway towards sweet wines (since that is what a majority of the local wines are) and I really enjoyed the California Red.  It was the perfect combination. I do have two bottles of Fish Eye sitting on my dresser that I won at a bridal show.  Has anyone tried Fish Eye before?
    Posted by spiffycoolbeans[/QUOTE]

    I have tried it and really liked it.  Also,  Menage a Trois has a blend of whites which is really good to.  There is a winery from North Carolina called Duplin Winery and most of their stuff that I have tried is semi sweet to sweet.  I am not sure they sale nation wide but it is a good cheaper wine.
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